As both my parents are going for an academic leave, and as finding malay-style food will be difficult there, I somehow got a revelation on making Sambal- infused Lasagna; and somehow, it worked. My parents seem to like it, my husband praise it, so i would love for you to try it. So, this is how it was done:
-Oil -2-3 tablespoon
-Chili paste - 2 tablespoon
-Onion - 1, diced
-Tamarin paste - 2-3 teaspoon diluted in water
-Salt and sugar to taste
-Crushed dry anchovies (optional)
B) Tuna - crushed
(I used tuna chunks in oil, you can also use sardine, but I'll advice you to wash off the tomato sauce)
C) Corn or peas (optional)
D) Lasagna sheets
-Salt and pepper to taste
F) Cheese slices. (you can use cheddar, but mozarella have a more creamy taste.)
G) Water or milk
H) Breadcrumbs (optional)
1- Firstly, make the sambal; saute the sliced onion until fragrant, then add the anchovies (also until fragrant). then add the chili paste. cook until the color darkens, from bright red to a deep red; all the while stirring with caution. add the tamarin paste. add the salt and sugar to taste.
2- Add the crushed tuna or sardine. mix throughly.
3- Add the corn and turn off the heat. set aside
4- Prepare the roux: melt half block of butter. (about 100g), stir in flour and cook until the color seems more translucent. add in milk until smooth. (about 1 1/2 cup of milk). add in salt and pepper to taste.
5- Prepare the baking dish. put on a layer of oil onto the dish before putting in the lasagna sheet to help it un-stick to the dish.
6- Layering: lasagna sheet, then the sambal tuna, then the roux, then the lasagna sheet, the the sambal tuna, then the roux and lastly the cheese slice.
7- Pour in some water, or even better, some milk, to help the lasagna cook evenly.
8- Sprinkle some breadcrumbs if you want some crunch to your dish.
9- Bake until bubbly and cooked, about 40 minutes.
10- let it cooled down and set before enjoying. :)